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tv   CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon  CBS  October 10, 2012 12:00pm-12:30pm PDT

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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. ross mirkarimi is once again the sheriff of san francisco. the board of supervisors voted last night to reinstate him despite his domestic violence conviction against his wife. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is live at city hall and anne, has the sheriff shown up to work yet? >> he has not. he has been laying low for the
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most part this morning. but he is expected here at city hall this afternoon to meet with interim sheriff vicki hennessey. from what we understand, hennessey will remain technically the sheriff of san francisco until friday when ross mirkarimi will be back at the helm. >> i look forward to demonstrating why the people elected me as sheriff and look forward for me and my family to move in a place where we hopefully will achieve some normalcy again. >> reporter: that's ross mirkarimi on what turned into a victorious night for him at city hall after a marathon session including hours of public comment. four of the 11 supervisors voted in favor of mirkarimi keeping his job as sheriff. jane kim is one of them. she calls mirkarimi's act horrific, bruising his wife's arm on new year's eve. it happened days before he was officially sworn into office. >> we had to make an absolutely
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clear bright line rule as to how you can determine official misconduct in the future because if you aren't able to do that, then you don't set up a clear and predictable rule for future mayors. >> reporter: mayor lee avoided talking to cameras this morning but said, "the board decisions returns a convicted domestic batterer to lead the sheriff's office and i am concerned about our city's nationally recognized domestic violence program." >> we have work to do and that we both need to rise above the politics and get the job done. >> reporter: a majority of the supervisors, seven, did vote in favor of mirkarimi's removal, including scott weiner. >> you're convicted of domestic violence, you shouldn't be the chief elected law enforcement officer in san francisco. and so i felt very strongly about that. >> reporter: but the board needed 9 of the 11 supervisors' votes to remove mirkarimi from office. those voting in his favor the woman the mayor appointed to
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mirkarimi's former seat on the board owe laying, olague, campos, avalos, kim. >> i don't think the mayor was in the wrong. i don't think it was a witch hunt. i think given the circumstances that were take place that it was absolutely appropriate and this was the outcome. >> reporter: we are going to be hearing from the mayor this afternoon. he is going to have a press conference around 1:00. we are also going to be hearing this afternoon from the district attorney george gascon. so a lot of reaction coming in. weird vibe here at city hall today. we are going to have the latest for you on cbs 5 at 5:00 and 6:00. and also continue to follow the story on live in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. some developing news at this noon hour from miami. that's where a section of a park garage under construction at a community college collapsed killing one worker and trapping at least two others. the two trapped workers are using cell phones to now talk
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to rescue teams. four other workers were taken to the hospital. one in serious condition. investigators are looking into what caused the collapse. fast moving fire damaged nearly a dozen businesses in union city today. the fire broke out around 1:00 this morning at a strip mall on alvarado boulevard. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us the devastation. >> everything is gone. >> reporter: he was the owner of a small grocery market until the fire destroyed it and nine other businesses were damaged. >> it's everything i have. especially business now is slow, and then this happens. this is a very bad day. >> reporter: alameda county fire got a call from a passerby after 1:00 this morning. by the time firefighters arrived at dyer and alvarado boulevard, it had a good head start. >> the strip mall you can see is going in both directions instead of just staying -- it's
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not confined. it's going both ways. we had to stop it both ways. normally we cut holes in the roof to confine the fire and to allow us to get into it. >> reporter: then the roof collapsed creating a bigger coming. firefighters were putting out hot spots until morning light. >> my brother said this building is burning. >> reporter: they own what's left of this beauty salon and isn't sure about its future. >> awful. i don't know. right now i don't know. it's really sad to see the business go down like this. >> reporter: the battalion chief says people living in a nearby apartment were temporarily evacuated and one firefighter was treated for a minor injury. at this point in the investigation, he says he doesn't suspect anything suspicious. once investigators wrap up this strip mall will be placed in the hands of the city's building department. they will n the ones to decide the final -- they will be the ones to decide the final fate
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of the structure. cate caugiran, cbs 5. lightning may be to blame for a fire at a pallet storage yard on brookside drive this morning. hundreds of stacked pallets were destroyed. nobody was injured, no structures damaged in the fire. witnesses reported several lightning strikes in the area but investigators are still looking for the exact cause of the fire in richmond. in campaign 2012, mitt romney is making a big push for ohio today. the republican challenger for the white house made stops in columbus and dayton today. romney is hoping his post debate momentum can help him win the swing state. >> i want you to go out there and find someone who voted for barack obama and get him to come join our team. >> we reinvented a dying auto industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs and has come roaring back to the top of the world. >> president obama reminded voters in ohio that he supported the auto industry bailout. the race is getting tighter in ohio. a new cnn poll shows obama
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leading romney 51-47%. the presidential candidates are answering our questions online on they are tackling a different issue every day. today's topic, the urban agenda. how each candidate thinks his plan would help struggling cities. the supreme court is revisiting affirmative action. the justices are hearing a case this could affect student admissions at colleges and universities all across the country. danielle nottingham has the latest. >> reporter: the supreme court is once again deciding whether race should be a factor in college admissions. abigail fisher sued the university of texas claiming she was denied a spot partly because she is white. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> reporter: fisher's supporters say there are ways colleges can promote diversity without considering race. texas has a law called the 10% plan. it guarantees admission to all students in the top 10% of
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their class regardless of race. after those students are admitted, the university of texas uses other factors including test scores, student activities and race to determine who gets the remaining spots. the supreme court tackled the controversial issue just nine years ago but since then, the makeup of the court has become more conservative. >> the end of affirmative action is a political goal that people have had for quite some time. that's what's at stake in this case. >> reporter: the university contends even if fisher was a minority student she would not have made the cut the year she applied. supporters of the university's policies say changing it would harm everyone. >> diversity, ethnic and otherwise, benefits all of the students on our campus. >> reporter: for 30 years, the supreme court has upheld affirmative action but that may change. at the supreme court, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. san jose's police chief doesn't want any secrets in his
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department and he thinks it's time for his officers to speak up. chief chris moore released a memo saying his officers should come out. >> it's so liberating you don't worry about all the baggage you have been carrying around the corner that when you're working jokes focus on your job not maintaining -- when you're working, you can focus on your job not maintaining a cover story and enjoy life. >> there could be as many as 40 officers in a department of 1,000 who are uncomfortable about being openly gay. gas prices are finally starting to fall in california. but not by much. the state has seen a surge by nearly 50 cents in the past month. the average price for regular is less than $4.67 a gallon. that's down a half cent from yesterday. half cent. prices should fall even more after governor brown ordered
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early production of a winter fuel blend. for the cheapest gas in your neighborhood, go to our website, just enter your zip code and find the cheapest gas in your neighborhood. >> that's a nickel on what, 10 gallons. what the heck. it's win or go home time again for the second straight day for your giants and as. pitcher barry zito gets a shot at redemption in less than an hour. he was left off the world series roster two years ago. and he pitched well this year so good luck. as for the as they were able to hold off the tigers last night. as rookie aj griffin and the detroit's max sheerser will square off in game 4. that's at 6:30 tonight. in oakland. so a lot of baseball today. blinded by a good deal. how some companies take advantage of homeowners trying to cash in a coupon. >> and an embarrassing experience for a cancer patient at an airport. what she was forced to do in front of other travelers. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. we started out with some
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downy unstopables. follow jimmy's unstopables tour for free samples on earnings reports begins. ala and ch stocks opened lower on wall street and the season of corporate earnings reports. alcoa and chevron came out with weaker-than-expected earnings. the dow is down 118. you could have bad airbags in your car. officials are expected it explain the problem today. they have already let the auto industry know car owners whose airbags have been replaced in the last three years could be at risk. the bags could be counterfeit and they might not work. a cancer patient says she was humiliated at a seattle airport when the security
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paddown went too far. michelle dunnay was departing on what she calls an end of life trip. she said she had to lift her shirt and pull back bandages in line. an agent also punctured a saline bag she was carrying. she was said it was embarrassing. >> when somebody wants to take a trip especially what i call an end of life trip because you want to see your family and friends, then it becomes -- it's even more important than just taking a trip. [ crying ] >> in a statement, tsa says after checking the video they have determined that screening procedures were followed properly. good deals gone bad. how some air duct cleaning services use coupons as a bait- and-switch to take advantage of homeowners. >> partly cloudy skies now, around the bay area. but we're beginning to see some build-up to some clouds. we'll talk about what that means for the afternoon coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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it wasn't a dream. we had thunder in the bay area overnight and things have settled down since then but it could flare up in the afternoon. checking out your hi-def doppler don ford, it is quiet. we had a lot of activity early on numerous thunderstorms rolling through especially through the peninsula and the south bay. things quiet now but not done with this yet. look at the circulation off the coast. you can see the core of the low is moving further south but that circulation may bring a little more of that moisture back up through the salinas
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valley into parts of the south bay in the afternoon. really that's the focus of these storms as we head toward the latter part of the day. still looking nice out over the bay right now. you have mostly clear skies there. but likely to see a couple of passing clouds. the temperatures just beginning to warm up. 69 degrees in concord. 65 degrees in san francisco. and 63 degrees in san jose. looks like this afternoon, a few more clouds floating across our skies likely going to see some build-up with the heating outside so yeah, there's still a chance we could see some thunderstorms mainly to the south into the santa cruz mountains and the san jose area as we head toward the afternoon. so things staying unsettled today, maybe into tomorrow morning, as well. but the low is going to continue to sag further and further south. finally moving onshore in southern california. so as it sags to the south it's going to take the moisture with it but over toward the afternoon computer models picking up on some of the moisture and maybe some showers popping up toward the latter part of the day continuing and then we have a weak wave that moves in possibly tomorrow morning to bring more sprinkles early on tomorrow. and then it heads out of town all the way to southern california and then we should
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dry out. plan on 70s in much of the south bay east bay temperatures also up into the 70s by the afternoon. and then toward the coast, we'll keep those in the 60s inside the bay looking good. next couple of days, things settling down around the bay area but this afternoon could get interesting. watch in the south bay you may see thunderstorms erupting in the afternoon. >> thank you. a lot of people respond to low cost offers that turn out to be anything but. cbs 5 consumer reporter julie watts takes a look at duct cleaning deals that cost a consumer a lot more than she expected. >> they drilled a hole up here and they inserted a uv light. >> reporter: but elizabeth danner is still in the dark about how it got there. last month, after receiving phone solicitations from a company called advanced air care, danner hired them to clean the air ducts in her mother's home. she expected it would cost about $60. >> she said, unlimited vents
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for $59.95. >> reporter: instead, danner's elderly mother got a bill for more than $1,500. >> i was speechless. >> she was overwhelmed. she said they were talking too fast and doing things she didn't understand. >> reporter: looks like it included air duct cleaning, treatments and dryer vent cleaning and an extra $650 for that uv light. >> he was trying to explain things. i know nothing about it. >> very unfortunate. >> reporter: lori wilson of the better business bureau says while there are some honest duct cleaning companies others off low cost deals as a bait- and-switch tactic to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners. >> there are companies who will come in with a coupon or a low price and try and upsell the homeowner. >> reporter: that was the case two years ago when we arranged this undercover duct cleaning with another company.
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we had a coupon for $77. but technicians tried to sell us nearly $500 worth of extras we didn't need. the danners' bill is more than triple that. >> the subtotal of $100 more than all this added. >> reporter: advancessed air cleaning doesn't have a website but the phone number on the bill is the same number used by at least three other air duct cleaning companies. one in washington state, another in southern california and one in chicago. two of those companies have an f rating from the bbb a rating elizabeth danner feels is justified for a company she feels takes advantage of the elderly. >> i wish i was here so i could say, it wouldn't have happened if i were here. >> reporter: advanced air care did not respond to repeated calls and e-mails but we are in the process of tracking them down out of state. and while the solano county d.a. can neither confirm nor deny an investigation, the office is aware of repeated problems. julie watts, cbs 5. talk about a cash cab.
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a las vegas high roller left a quarter million dollars in a taxi. what did the driver do with it? coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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well, today's tip of the day is going to be is with long italian zucchini squash. it's beautiful am they can grow 5, 6 feet long and thick. my father grows them in the
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backyard. these really big ones he keeps the seeds for the next year. [ non-english language ] this is perfect. let's talk about selection. make sure they are green like this from top to bottom. very important. nice and mint green. then make sure they are free from any shriveling whatsoever and a little bit of a touch to the give. when you bring them home store them -- you can't really put this in the refrigerator. leave them on the counter, buy them and enjoy them right away. in the market, i love them the i just go in my dad's backyard and get them and make the pasta -- well, take that back, have my mom make the pasta. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. a classic comic book hero is coming to a new show on the cw tonight. i had a chance to talk with actor steven amel about what it took to become arrow. >> i switched up my diet.
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and i did basic fight training, free running and when it came time for the actual fight scenes in the pilot, we rehearsed those to death. >> so there's a lot of complexity to your character. first of all, there's the cold vigilante but there's also the protective older brother. who is the real oliver queen? >> that's my favorite part that we are getting into who this person is and what it's like for him to reintegrate himself into society after five years away and the relationships with his mother. and with his sister and with his best friend and with his ex- girlfriend. it's going to be interesting. i don't know hot real oliver queen is. you'll have to tune in and find out. >> there are a lot of complex relationships in the show. arrow premieres tonight on cww cw 44/cable 12. honesty in sin city. >> a cab driver did the right thing. 42-year-old driver found a black laptop case back seat of his van in las vegas last month. it was full of money, $221,000. but he says he never thought of
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keeping it for himself. >> i hoped the case. i looked at the money. i'm surprised. i immediately drop it off at the office. >> he made the right move. an hour after he turned in the money the man who lost it came to reclaim it and gave him $2,000 in cash as a thank you. >> good for the cab driver to turn it in being honest. captions by: caption colorado ,,
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